Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Emergency water tanks and sanitation for Eastern Cape schools

Water tanks holding thousands of litres of water are being installed in deprived Eastern Cape schools as part of an effort to combat the...

PAHS closes after pupil tests positive for Covid-19

Port Alfred High School has informed pupils, staff, parents, guardians and members of the community that the school has closed after a pupil in...

More than 50 kids‚ nearly 200 teachers have contracted Covid-19 in Gauteng

As of Tuesday‚ the number of pupils across Gauteng who have contracted Covid-19 is 58‚ while 188 educators have contracted the virus. The majority of...

Eastern Cape pupil, teacher test positive for Covid-19

Covid-19 cases at Eastern Cape schools continue to rise.  This after Ndlambe  Municipality confirmed that two schools have reported positive cases – a Grade 7...

For African students, e-learning fails to make the grade

South African student Kholofelo Mohale was over the moon as she moved back into her room at the University of the Witwatersrand after struggling...

Shut all Eastern Cape schools‚ says Sadtu

The SA Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) has asked the provincial education department to shut all Eastern Cape schools because of “perpetual challenges”. In a move...

Decision to reopen schools not in the best interests of children‚ Mmusi Maimane’s lawyers...

The basic education department’s decision to reopen schools must be assessed against the best interests of the child principle‚ lawyers for One South Africa...

DA: EC education department’s disciplinary processes in shambles

Charges of rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment, having sex with pupils, assault, exam irregularities and financial mismanagement number among the reasons the Eastern Cape...

Risks to SA’s malnourished, ‘home alone’ children means schools must reopen: Study

After nearly 11 weeks, 90% of children are still not allowed to go to school or see their friends and family outside their homes...

Back to school: educators wrestle Covid-19 equation

Many schools likely to make grades attend on alternate days Some provinces are in favour of alternating grades on different days of the week in...

Student union Cosas threatens to shut down schools across SA over Covid-19

The Congress of SA Students (Cosas) says it will be “shutting down all schools” from Monday. “We want to put it on record that we...

Home schooling an option many Eastern Cape parents will adopt

Parents have been given the option to keep their children away from school for the rest of the academic year on condition they are...

Desperate Fort Hare students call on Blade Nzimande to fast-track funds

Desperate University of Fort Hare students are calling on higher education minister Blade Nzimande to fast-track payment of their allowances and virtual learning resources. This...

Debt shuts Anglican school – unless ‘angel investor’ can help

An Anglican co-ed day and boarding school, catering for children from creche to matric in Bedfordview, Johannesburg, has shut down with immediate effect, due...

School year to run until December 15‚ with only 13 days off for holidays

The school year will officially come to a close on December 15‚ according to a government gazette published on Thursday. The basic education department said...

Two more KZN schools temporarily close as education department spells out Covid-19 closure protocol

Schools are not required to close, institute restrictions or send home pupils and staff who have been in contact with a suspected Covid-19 case...

East London school closes after teacher tests positive for Covid-19

Barely two days after the reopening of schools, an East London primary school has been closed after a teacher tested positive for Covid-19. The closure...

Court dismisses union’s bid to halt ‘reckless’ decision to open schools

The Pretoria high court on Wednesday dismissed an application by the Educators' Union of South Africa (Eusa) to stop schools from reopening. Union spokesperson Kabelo...

Construction of Fort Hare student accommodation resumes

Construction work has resumed on a large-scale student village development at the University of Fort Hare. The R400m project, which is being developed by Stag...

Two Durban high schools close after teachers test positive for Covid-19

Two Durban high schools were forced to close on Tuesday after a teacher at each school tested positive for Covid-19. Matric pupils at Clairwood Secondary...

Kowie Foundation School pupils return

Pupils returned to Kowie Foundation School last week. On Monday Talk of the Town popped in for a visit. Class sizes are small, the...
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PAHS Grade7 and 12 classes return to school

Grade 7 and 12 classes were welcomed back at Port Alfred High School on Monday. Pupils wore masks and waited in social distancing lines...

‘Pupils are scared but so are staff’: Back to school during Covid-19

Shared anxiety and determination united pupils and teachers at a Johannesburg school on Monday‚ the first day of class during the Covid-19 lockdown. "The pupils...

WATCH | Minister Angie Motshekga: State of readiness for the reopening of schools

Minister Angie Motshekga: State of readiness for the reopening of schools - in full, unedited. Jun 7th, 2020|Press Releases and Notices Media Statement read by the...

Schools ‘94% ready’, Motshekga tells unions ahead of schools reopening

Basic education minister scheduled to address the nation at 4pm on Sunday Basic education minister Angie Motshekga told teachers' unions and the three major governing body...

Two King William’s Town schools closed after Covid-19 scare

As South African schools officially reopen on Monday, two Eastern Cape schools based in King Willam's Town will not see their grade 12 and...

Most Eastern Cape schools ready to begin teaching

Most schools in the Eastern Cape are masked up and ready to begin teaching on Monday, but there remain some that lack the necessary...

Court needs time to prep for teachers’ union bid to stop schools reopening

The Pretoria high court says it needs time to prepare before it can hear an application by the Educators' Union of SA for an...

PPE worth millions of rands goes missing en route to KZN schools

“The MEC for education in KwaZulu-Natal, Kwazi Mshengu, has received with shock the reports of the disappearance of large quantities of PPE in the...

Not all schools are ready to open, Angie Motshekga says

Basic education minister Angie Motshekga said on Monday the reopening of schools had to be postponed at the 11th hour because some were not...